beaconsfield victoria

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE collaborating with other vendors?? The chance to see how hard they work behind the scenes, to build up a list of reliable and affordable vendors that I can recommend to my couples, it's worth all the hard work that we do, putting together a day of collaboration and styled photo sessions to show off our wares.

The great Beaconsfield day was NO different. SO many amazing vendors who's common value is affordable personal service. Meg from Queen M Celebrations has put together a very careful curated list of professional suppliers that she trusts, and after working with them, they made their way onto my 'favourite vendors list too. You can see my whole magazine for wedding advice and suppliers here

location location location

Kristine from the incredible Combi Capers owns a small BNB with beautiful grounds, and because she really is a wonderful person, she let us invade for the day - I have to admit, I was tempted to sneak in and stay for a week! The house is a vintage lovers delight, the BnB cottage simply too adorable for words, and Kristine is definitely the hostess with the mostest. This really was the perfect setting for anyone planning an intimate boho or country style wedding, check out how perfectly Creative Cakes by Suzanne's creations fit in (and they taste AMAZING too!). The two furkids are a free bonus, and they LOVE belly rubs :>

the gorgeous gowns

I don't think I have ever seen wedding gowns as unique or feminine as those from GWM Wedding. Unlike so many bridal stores, they make ALL of their own gowns, instead of buying them in from overseas and adding a markup. The quality of the fabrics and the workmanship had this hobby sewer drooling and VERY envious, and the ladies were SO lovely to work with. Combined with the incredible talents of Desflora for the floral arrangements, and the stunning makeup and hair skills of Be Yourself Beauty, the look was absolutely divine.

the complete package

Of course, a wedding isn't just about the brides (or the cake.. mmmm, cake!). The ceremony decorations set the whole mood for your most important day, be they minimalist or all the bells and whistles, or fairylights and hay bales, or custom signs and unique table.

Meg from Queen M understands this only too well, which is why she's built a great network of people to help with your day, and that includes By Country or by Sea, Meg and Emma complement each other so well and it's a joy to have them working together on a project, because you KNOW it's going to be beautiful and perfect.

Enjoy the beautiful pictures, we didn't use professional models, because we wanted to keep it real, an the people did an AWESOME job. It's so incredible to meet and work with a tem of like minded professionals who will go above and beyond to make your day perfect, and I can't wait for all the weddings we work together on.